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Frontline Previous Broadcasts

Big Sky, Big Money (Episode #3022H)

KQED 9: Tue, Oct 30, 2012 -- 10:00 PM

In a special investigation in collaboration with Marketplace, Frontline travels to the remote epicenter of the campaign finance debate for a tale of money, politics and intrigue. How has the Supreme Court's Citizens United decision changed campaigns in America? Ask Montana, which has tried to challenge the ruling in court, is investigating alleged campaign abuses and is playing host to a bitter race that could decide control of the US Senate. Frontline correspondent and Marketplace host Kai Ryssdal reports.
Also this hour: PBS NewsHour correspondent Hari Sreenivasan, reporting for Frontline, goes deep inside the Romney and Obama campaigns to uncover how data collected from millions of Americans is being used by both camps to target their messages, get out the vote, and shape the election.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Wed, Oct 31, 2012 -- 9:00 PM
  • KQED 9: Wed, Oct 31, 2012 -- 4:00 AM

The Choice 2012 (Episode #3101H)

KQED 9: Fri, Oct 26, 2012 -- 9:00 PM

This election special offers dual biographies of the presidential candidates. It takes the long view, through sweeping panoramas of the candidates' biographies and explorations of the national landscape that shapes the campaigns, voters' attitudes and the winner's prospects for governing.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Mon, Oct 29, 2012 -- 3:00 AM
  • KQED Plus: Sun, Oct 28, 2012 -- 9:00 PM
  • KQED 9: Sun, Oct 28, 2012 -- 12:00 PM
  • KQED 9: Sat, Oct 27, 2012 -- 3:00 AM

The Card Game (Episode #2806H)

KQED Life: Thu, Oct 25, 2012 -- 4:00 AM

As credit card companies face rising public anger, new regulation from Washington, and a potential perfect storm of economic bad news, Lowell Bergman examines the future of the massive consumer loan industry and its impact on a fragile national economy. In a joint project with the New York Times - a follow-up to the Secret History of the Credit Card - Bergman and the Times talk to industry insiders, lobbyists, politicians and consumer advocates as they square off over new regulation and the possible creation of a consumer finance protection agency. How are the credit, debit and pre-paid card industries repositioning themselves to maintain high profits under the new rules? The stakes couldn't be higher as many fear the consumer loan industry could be at the center of the next crisis.

Climate of Doubt (Episode #3021H)

KQED Life: Thu, Oct 25, 2012 -- 3:00 AM

Four years ago, climate change was hot. Politicians from both parties, pressed by an anxious public, seemed poised to act. But that was then. Today, public opinion about the climate issue has cooled and politicians either ignore the issue or loudly proclaim their skepticism of scientific evidence that human activity is imperiling the planet. What's behind this reversal? Frontline correspondent John Hockenberry, of PRI's The Takeaway, goes inside the organizations that fought the scientific establishment, environmental groups, and lawmakers to shift the direction of debate on climate issues and redefine the politics of global warming.

The Card Game (Episode #2806H)

KQED Life: Wed, Oct 24, 2012 -- 10:00 PM

As credit card companies face rising public anger, new regulation from Washington, and a potential perfect storm of economic bad news, Lowell Bergman examines the future of the massive consumer loan industry and its impact on a fragile national economy. In a joint project with the New York Times - a follow-up to the Secret History of the Credit Card - Bergman and the Times talk to industry insiders, lobbyists, politicians and consumer advocates as they square off over new regulation and the possible creation of a consumer finance protection agency. How are the credit, debit and pre-paid card industries repositioning themselves to maintain high profits under the new rules? The stakes couldn't be higher as many fear the consumer loan industry could be at the center of the next crisis.

Climate of Doubt (Episode #3021H)

KQED Life: Wed, Oct 24, 2012 -- 9:00 PM

Four years ago, climate change was hot. Politicians from both parties, pressed by an anxious public, seemed poised to act. But that was then. Today, public opinion about the climate issue has cooled and politicians either ignore the issue or loudly proclaim their skepticism of scientific evidence that human activity is imperiling the planet. What's behind this reversal? Frontline correspondent John Hockenberry, of PRI's The Takeaway, goes inside the organizations that fought the scientific establishment, environmental groups, and lawmakers to shift the direction of debate on climate issues and redefine the politics of global warming.

The Card Game (Episode #2806H)

KQED 9: Wed, Oct 24, 2012 -- 5:00 AM

As credit card companies face rising public anger, new regulation from Washington, and a potential perfect storm of economic bad news, Lowell Bergman examines the future of the massive consumer loan industry and its impact on a fragile national economy. In a joint project with the New York Times - a follow-up to the Secret History of the Credit Card - Bergman and the Times talk to industry insiders, lobbyists, politicians and consumer advocates as they square off over new regulation and the possible creation of a consumer finance protection agency. How are the credit, debit and pre-paid card industries repositioning themselves to maintain high profits under the new rules? The stakes couldn't be higher as many fear the consumer loan industry could be at the center of the next crisis.

Climate of Doubt (Episode #3021H)

KQED 9: Wed, Oct 24, 2012 -- 4:00 AM

Four years ago, climate change was hot. Politicians from both parties, pressed by an anxious public, seemed poised to act. But that was then. Today, public opinion about the climate issue has cooled and politicians either ignore the issue or loudly proclaim their skepticism of scientific evidence that human activity is imperiling the planet. What's behind this reversal? Frontline correspondent John Hockenberry, of PRI's The Takeaway, goes inside the organizations that fought the scientific establishment, environmental groups, and lawmakers to shift the direction of debate on climate issues and redefine the politics of global warming.

The Card Game (Episode #2806H)

KQED 9: Tue, Oct 23, 2012 -- 11:00 PM

As credit card companies face rising public anger, new regulation from Washington, and a potential perfect storm of economic bad news, Lowell Bergman examines the future of the massive consumer loan industry and its impact on a fragile national economy. In a joint project with the New York Times - a follow-up to the Secret History of the Credit Card - Bergman and the Times talk to industry insiders, lobbyists, politicians and consumer advocates as they square off over new regulation and the possible creation of a consumer finance protection agency. How are the credit, debit and pre-paid card industries repositioning themselves to maintain high profits under the new rules? The stakes couldn't be higher as many fear the consumer loan industry could be at the center of the next crisis.

Climate of Doubt (Episode #3021H)

KQED 9: Tue, Oct 23, 2012 -- 10:00 PM

Four years ago, climate change was hot. Politicians from both parties, pressed by an anxious public, seemed poised to act. But that was then. Today, public opinion about the climate issue has cooled and politicians either ignore the issue or loudly proclaim their skepticism of scientific evidence that human activity is imperiling the planet. What's behind this reversal? Frontline correspondent John Hockenberry, of PRI's The Takeaway, goes inside the organizations that fought the scientific establishment, environmental groups, and lawmakers to shift the direction of debate on climate issues and redefine the politics of global warming.

The Choice 2012 (Episode #3101H)

KQED World: Sat, Oct 13, 2012 -- 4:00 PM

This election special offers dual biographies of the presidential candidates. It takes the long view, through sweeping panoramas of the candidates' biographies and explorations of the national landscape that shapes the campaigns, voters' attitudes and the winner's prospects for governing.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Mon, Oct 29, 2012 -- 3:00 AM
  • KQED Plus: Sun, Oct 28, 2012 -- 9:00 PM
  • KQED 9: Sun, Oct 28, 2012 -- 12:00 PM
  • KQED 9: Sat, Oct 27, 2012 -- 3:00 AM
  • KQED World: Mon, Oct 22, 2012 -- 3:00 AM
  • KQED World: Sun, Oct 21, 2012 -- 9:00 PM

Fast Times at West Philly High (Episode #3015)

KQED Life: Thu, Oct 11, 2012 -- 4:00 AM

Students and teachers from West Philadelphia High School, a public high school serving one of the most disadvantaged neighborhoods in Philadelphia, defy expectations as they design and build two super-hybrid cars for international competition and compete for the chance to be part of a technological revolution. In summer 2010, the high school's EVX Team raced against mega-sized auto manufacturers, multimillion-dollar start-ups and university teams from around the world in the Progressive Insurance Automotive X PRIZE competition. The challenge: build an affordable, 100 miles-per-gallon car. The prize: $10 million dollars.
Frontline explores the viability of these cars, the potential that exists within our young people and the prospects of effective innovation in public education. Also in this hour, a growing body of evidence suggests that the make-or-break moment for high school dropouts may actually be in middle school. And yet middle schools, with their vulnerable population, have long been overlooked. Now a group of dedicated educators are thrusting middle schools onto center stage. They want to use data to find the answer to the middle school malaise. What's more, they insist this data already exists, has enormous power to help repair a broken school system and to predict and prevent dropouts before they happen.

The Choice 2012 (Episode #3101H)

KQED Life: Thu, Oct 11, 2012 -- 2:00 AM

This election special offers dual biographies of the presidential candidates. It takes the long view, through sweeping panoramas of the candidates' biographies and explorations of the national landscape that shapes the campaigns, voters' attitudes and the winner's prospects for governing.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Mon, Oct 29, 2012 -- 3:00 AM
  • KQED Plus: Sun, Oct 28, 2012 -- 9:00 PM
  • KQED 9: Sun, Oct 28, 2012 -- 12:00 PM
  • KQED 9: Sat, Oct 27, 2012 -- 3:00 AM
  • KQED World: Mon, Oct 22, 2012 -- 3:00 AM
  • KQED World: Sun, Oct 21, 2012 -- 9:00 PM

Fast Times at West Philly High (Episode #3015)

KQED Life: Wed, Oct 10, 2012 -- 10:00 PM

Students and teachers from West Philadelphia High School, a public high school serving one of the most disadvantaged neighborhoods in Philadelphia, defy expectations as they design and build two super-hybrid cars for international competition and compete for the chance to be part of a technological revolution. In summer 2010, the high school's EVX Team raced against mega-sized auto manufacturers, multimillion-dollar start-ups and university teams from around the world in the Progressive Insurance Automotive X PRIZE competition. The challenge: build an affordable, 100 miles-per-gallon car. The prize: $10 million dollars.
Frontline explores the viability of these cars, the potential that exists within our young people and the prospects of effective innovation in public education. Also in this hour, a growing body of evidence suggests that the make-or-break moment for high school dropouts may actually be in middle school. And yet middle schools, with their vulnerable population, have long been overlooked. Now a group of dedicated educators are thrusting middle schools onto center stage. They want to use data to find the answer to the middle school malaise. What's more, they insist this data already exists, has enormous power to help repair a broken school system and to predict and prevent dropouts before they happen.

The Choice 2012 (Episode #3101H)

KQED Life: Wed, Oct 10, 2012 -- 8:00 PM

This election special offers dual biographies of the presidential candidates. It takes the long view, through sweeping panoramas of the candidates' biographies and explorations of the national landscape that shapes the campaigns, voters' attitudes and the winner's prospects for governing.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Mon, Oct 29, 2012 -- 3:00 AM
  • KQED Plus: Sun, Oct 28, 2012 -- 9:00 PM
  • KQED 9: Sun, Oct 28, 2012 -- 12:00 PM
  • KQED 9: Sat, Oct 27, 2012 -- 3:00 AM
  • KQED World: Mon, Oct 22, 2012 -- 3:00 AM
  • KQED World: Sun, Oct 21, 2012 -- 9:00 PM

Fast Times at West Philly High (Episode #3015)

KQED 9: Wed, Oct 10, 2012 -- 5:00 AM

Students and teachers from West Philadelphia High School, a public high school serving one of the most disadvantaged neighborhoods in Philadelphia, defy expectations as they design and build two super-hybrid cars for international competition and compete for the chance to be part of a technological revolution. In summer 2010, the high school's EVX Team raced against mega-sized auto manufacturers, multimillion-dollar start-ups and university teams from around the world in the Progressive Insurance Automotive X PRIZE competition. The challenge: build an affordable, 100 miles-per-gallon car. The prize: $10 million dollars.
Frontline explores the viability of these cars, the potential that exists within our young people and the prospects of effective innovation in public education. Also in this hour, a growing body of evidence suggests that the make-or-break moment for high school dropouts may actually be in middle school. And yet middle schools, with their vulnerable population, have long been overlooked. Now a group of dedicated educators are thrusting middle schools onto center stage. They want to use data to find the answer to the middle school malaise. What's more, they insist this data already exists, has enormous power to help repair a broken school system and to predict and prevent dropouts before they happen.

The Choice 2012 (Episode #3101H)

KQED 9: Wed, Oct 10, 2012 -- 3:00 AM

This election special offers dual biographies of the presidential candidates. It takes the long view, through sweeping panoramas of the candidates' biographies and explorations of the national landscape that shapes the campaigns, voters' attitudes and the winner's prospects for governing.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Mon, Oct 29, 2012 -- 3:00 AM
  • KQED Plus: Sun, Oct 28, 2012 -- 9:00 PM
  • KQED 9: Sun, Oct 28, 2012 -- 12:00 PM
  • KQED 9: Sat, Oct 27, 2012 -- 3:00 AM
  • KQED World: Mon, Oct 22, 2012 -- 3:00 AM
  • KQED World: Sun, Oct 21, 2012 -- 9:00 PM

Fast Times at West Philly High (Episode #3015)

KQED 9: Tue, Oct 9, 2012 -- 11:00 PM

Students and teachers from West Philadelphia High School, a public high school serving one of the most disadvantaged neighborhoods in Philadelphia, defy expectations as they design and build two super-hybrid cars for international competition and compete for the chance to be part of a technological revolution. In summer 2010, the high school's EVX Team raced against mega-sized auto manufacturers, multimillion-dollar start-ups and university teams from around the world in the Progressive Insurance Automotive X PRIZE competition. The challenge: build an affordable, 100 miles-per-gallon car. The prize: $10 million dollars.
Frontline explores the viability of these cars, the potential that exists within our young people and the prospects of effective innovation in public education. Also in this hour, a growing body of evidence suggests that the make-or-break moment for high school dropouts may actually be in middle school. And yet middle schools, with their vulnerable population, have long been overlooked. Now a group of dedicated educators are thrusting middle schools onto center stage. They want to use data to find the answer to the middle school malaise. What's more, they insist this data already exists, has enormous power to help repair a broken school system and to predict and prevent dropouts before they happen.

The Choice 2012 (Episode #3101H)

KQED 9: Tue, Oct 9, 2012 -- 9:00 PM

This election special offers dual biographies of the presidential candidates. It takes the long view, through sweeping panoramas of the candidates' biographies and explorations of the national landscape that shapes the campaigns, voters' attitudes and the winner's prospects for governing.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Mon, Oct 29, 2012 -- 3:00 AM
  • KQED Plus: Sun, Oct 28, 2012 -- 9:00 PM
  • KQED 9: Sun, Oct 28, 2012 -- 12:00 PM
  • KQED 9: Sat, Oct 27, 2012 -- 3:00 AM
  • KQED World: Mon, Oct 22, 2012 -- 3:00 AM
  • KQED World: Sun, Oct 21, 2012 -- 9:00 PM
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